Industry 4.0

Industrial IoT Challenges and Industry 4.0

Roland Kümin
December 4, 2023

The industrial sector is at the center of an ongoing digital revolution and the adoption of new technologies and processes is even accelerating in recent times. While the biggest challenges in manufacturing are currently supply chain disruptions and bottlenecks, such as the shortage of semiconductors in automotive manufacturing, they are trying more to optimize operating costs and limit other potential disruptions with differentiating strategies.

To optimize its operational excellence, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an excellent ally, and it is also a solution capable of better managing future industrial changes, as it provides comprehensive insights to optimize operations with proactive decision support.

When we talk about future changes, we also address here the issue of regulations and sustainability. After all, operational requirements are increasing worldwide, and today's consumers are more concerned than ever about products and processes. This applies to the environment and pollutant emissions as well as to the chemicals used in the production process. Customers (and competitors) want to know what precautions manufacturers are taking during their production process to protect the environment and make their environmental footprint sustainable through conservation and documentation.

The industry is thus evolving into a world of standards, traceability and security, of which the Internet of Things is an integral part. For this reason (and besides the fact that a seamless manufacturing process and operating system per se are of paramount importance), digitalization, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are interconnected and inseparable.

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O3 is the answer to this need. We have developed a smart manufacturing platformthat connects machines, people and processes, providing manufacturers with insights to optimize their operations with proactive decision support. This platform enables our customers to track global lean concepts and operational methods on a modern, data-driven platform, augmented with external information and machine learning expertise.

Data is the most valuable resource in the world, but 99% of all data collected is never used. This data resides in various internal and external systems, often in unstructured (textual) form, and changes rapidly.

Tomorrow's successful companies will be those that invest in data and related technology to ceaselessly improve their operations and results. With digitization, time-consuming, labor-intensive functions are replaced by integrated, end-to-end business solutions that allow you to focus on your core business and your customers.

O3 acts as a consultant and specialist for digital manufacturing through an intelligent platform and business system that enables end-to-end digitalization of your operations and provides transparency and flexibility. Our platform adapts to all business needs and aims to optimize decision making by maximizing business productivity and minimizing waste.

Let us know how we can help you. We would be happy to have an exploratory conversation with you. Once we know your needs, we can get a better picture of which parts of our modular solution will work best for you and your business. Many customers started with a lean pilot project and have subsequently been able to scale the solutions easily.

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